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Situated at the southern tip of Africa, South Africa is a multiethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its territory encompasses a wide variety of different terrains and climates ranging from arid deserts, grasslands, plains, subtropical jungles, pristine beautiful beaches, and even modern cities. This variety has put South Africa on the map for global travelers and many of those travelers aren’t content with the basic hotel experience. For those looking for something a little more private and better-suited for getting to know the local culture, we’ve put together a list of the best South Africa Airbnbs. 

By Marcelo Novais

Camps Bay Luxury Hummingbirg Suite, Cape Town

Right in the heart of South Africa in the Western Cape province lies Cape Town, a modern city in a beautiful location. Digging deeper, you’ll find Camps Bay, one of the most revered suburbs in the country. This suite enjoys this privileged location to the max with its mountains on one side and breathtaking views of the Atlantic on the other. You won’t know where to look. Walk around its large terrace and take it all in, including Lion’s Head, the Twelve Apostles, and the ocean. Finally, relax in the plunge pool after a hot summer day in Cape Town’s best experiences.

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Architectural Gem City Centre Penthouse, Cape Town

An architectural masterpiece, this penthouse is itself an experience that will make your Cape Town visit even more unforgettable. Right in the heart of the city’s center, this top-floor marvel will allow you to enjoy epic views of Table Mountain and all of the city from each room. Exclusivity and elegance describe the vibe here. Don’t blame us if you don’t ever want to leave this architectural gem.

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Royalty Stylish Flat, Johannesburg

Extravagance and luxury abound in this majestic flat overlooking Killarney Golf course in Johannesburg in the South African province of Gauteng. Take a short walk to Killarney Shopping Centre and enjoy all it has to offer, like restaurants, shops, markets, and a lively ambiance. Then recluse yourself like royalty in this Cape Dutch homestead apartment filled with golden touches and beautiful furniture. 

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Modern City Living Flat, Maboneng

The Maboneng precinct is one of Central Johannesburg’s most artsy, trendy & vibrant areas, and this studio apartment is a comfortable haven to enjoy the pulsating vibe of this exciting area of town. This double-volume ceiling apartment offers everything you’ll need to feel at home and enjoy yourself. A sunny lounge area, cable TV, a mini library and DVD collection, a fully equipped kitchen, and, of course, Wifi. Enjoy the area’s restaurants, art galleries, retail shops, rooftop bars, museums, and the independent Bioscope Cinema.

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City Treetop Studio, Johannesburg

Get an authentic taste of Joburg’s city life in the young and vibrant inner-city area of Jute street in Braamfontein. This simple and modern apartment bursts with elegance and an industrial feel, offering all the comforts and accessibility to enjoy your stay to the max. Close to universities, great dining spots, bars, and markets, this location will take you in and make you feel right at home.

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The Little Cabin at The Beach, Scarborough

Inspired by a true love for the area and the mountains, this cabin is the perfect place to experience the peaceful and relaxing seaside town of Scarborough in Cape Town’s Cape Peninsula. Get off the grid and surround yourself with natural vegetation and ocean views and relax in the pristine waters. The wildlife in the area is excellent as well. Watch the birds and keep your eyes open for other beautiful creatures like porcupines and genets. When you’re done hiking rest peacefully on a bed with an ocean view and a new “green” natural fiber mattress made of cotton percale bedding.

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House on The Beach, Kommetjie

Some houses claim to be at the beach by calling themselves beach houses, but make you walk down the road to actually get in the waves. This modern designer house is actually on the beautiful beach of Kommetjie. You’ll be so close to the ocean that sand will be right there as the edge of your terrace. This breathtaking location has access to a natural beach garden and some of the most beautiful beaches in the Cape for you to enjoy surfing, stunning sunsets and the comfort of a modern wood and glass designer place all for yourself, and whoever you decide to bring along.

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